I have been steadily chugging along on Kris Carr’s Crazy Sexy Diet (or 21 Day Adventure cleanse). The first week had some ups and downs, but I making it through one day at a time. I was super psyched to find I lost 2 lbs when I weighed in on Saturday (although it may just be some post-vacation de-bloat).
I kicked off the 21 days with Kris Carr’s 3 Day Cleanse that she outlines in her book, Crazy Sexy Juice. I re-capped the cleanse here, so I won’t repeat another it all back, I pretty much stuck to the same format. Day 1 was relatively easy, but Day 2 and Day 3 were filled with fatigue and a increasing migraine headache. I struggled through workouts and my work day and simply wanted to hide from the world in bed.
I made it through though, and by Day 4, I felt much more energetic and thanks to a visit to my chiropractor, my migraine disappeared and I powered through the rest of my week.
This is what a day on the Crazy, Sexy Diet looks like:
I woke up around 4:30, drank some water with lemon + aloe juice. I made some peach detox tea, laid out one of my yoga blankets, plugged in my salt rock and settled in to meditate + journal + read.
I had an appointment with my trainer at 6:00, so by 5:30, I was packing up my food and clothes for the day and heading out the door at 5:45.
I love early morning workouts! The gym is quiet and empty.
My post-gym routine is pretty precise ensuring that I make it to work a little before 8:00. I finish working out at 7:00, and quickly shower and dress. I try to be in my car by 7:10.
I commute and exit the freeway at 7:40. I park at Starbucks and order a tea latte on my mobile and while it’s being prepared, I quickly apply some light make-up.
I run to grab my drink and park at work at 7:55.
Once I get to work, I pour a scoop Vega’s protein powder into my tea latte and mix it in. I sip that while eating 2 teaspoons of peanut butter. It’s a strange breakfast, but easy to pack and re-fueling after a workout.
Around 10:00, I start sipping on my favorite drink, a Trilogy kombucha.
I started getting pretty hangry around 11:30 and warmed up a can of Amy’s split pea soup. I added in 1 cup of lentils and 2 tablespoons of cashew cheese. This was the perfect, warming meal for a rainy day and was incredibly filling!
I normally have a snack on my commute from work. I had brought a serving of almonds as a snack, but stayed pretty full from lunch that I did not need them.
On Thursdays, I teach yin yoga at 6:45 and try to take the Beginners yoga class at 5:30. I had a few errands to run this day, but surprisingly traffic was late and I had time on my side. I parked further than normal to run my errands, in order to get extra steps in and met my daily goal of 10,000 steps.
I finished my errands and still arrived early enough at yoga to settle in before class, sip tea and start planning out my meals and grocery list for the coming week.
At 5:30, I took the Beginners class, then taught my yin class.
I finished teaching at 8:00 and was in no mood to cook. My husband came to take my class and we decided to eat dinner at our favorite sushi restaurant, Sushi Zutto.
I ordered hot lemon water and gulped down about 3 bowls of miso soup. My husband and I split some avocado rolls and fresh edamame.
Thursdays are longer days since I teach in the evening. I did not get home till after 9:00, but my energy still felt sustainable. I still had enough motivation to pack my food for the next day and lay out my clothes to attend a 5:30 yoga class the next morning.
Overall, I feel much more energized after those first initial days. I am feeling more motivated and actually looking forward to working out. Meal prep is still my least favorite part about the cleanse, but necessary to stay on track.